Dev Diary #12 - Test Games And Coaches


NewSim Dev
Big Ten
CFB Career
Penn State
Hello Coaches!

Welcome to another Dev Diary for NewSim on SimFBA!

We are only a few days from our live test game at 2:30pm ET on Saturday, August 22nd! In the meantime, we are hard at work trying to smooth things out and squashing bugs in the programs. We are pretty much ready for the test game, although I might add some plays to the play call sheet to make things a bit more interesting. Regardless, I have actually run a full game from start to finish! It was one play at a time and not at all automated, but it was a huge step in the right direction. Once this is mostly bug-free, the only task left is writing the game manager.

Here is a screenshot from the sheet where I recorded the results. I don't want to give away too much! You guys have to show up Saturday to see the whole thing!


The first half was a bit crazy, and used a break induced by running into some bugs to make some adjustments. It appears that the running game for a very good offensive line might be a bit OP, but most of the balance issues were fixed to the point where they aren't entirely outrageous anymore. The stats are still off, and part of the initial scrimmage process will be about balancing things further. But what we were able to do (thanks to @DarthJarJar), was collate some stats! So here is the box score and stats for the first full game run with NewSim: New Mexico @ Florida State:


Like I said before, things need to be balanced still, but you're looking at a finished football game played with NewSim! And those are the stats. No cut offs after an arbitrary number of players. You'll know even if one player makes just one tackle all season long! Much more transparency!

Finally, I wanted to touch on our Test Game on Satuday. We currently have 3 coaches signed up. If we can get at least one more, we will have 2 coaches per side (offensive and defensive coordinators). Please apply here:

We will close the applications tomorrow (Wednesday August 18th) at 11:59pm ET, so please don't wait to put in your application. Do it now!

I hope to see you all there on the 22nd.

Until next time,

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